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  1. Small table for my laptop and my projector,
  2. power strip with extension cord,
  3. computer plug-in sound cord that works with the in-house system,
  4. flip chart and markers.

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  3. Informal promo picture.
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A nationally respected college basketball commentator, Mark Adams is considered by many to be the “Voice of the Mid-Majors” and an expert contributor on the mid-majors for ESPN.com. Adams appears regularly on nationally televised college basketball games on ESPN and has made numerous appearances in studio.

Adams was a college basketball coach for 17 years and 10 of those years at the NCAA Division I level. 

Known as a program re-builder, he took over three different collegiate basketball programs that were a combined 28-54 (.341) in the season prior to his arrival. In his final season record at those same three schools he led those teams to a combined record of 59-32 (.648). His teams won two championships (1985 and 1989) earning him Coach of the Year honors in 1989 and national recognition.

He was the head coach at Central Connecticut State University from 1991 to 1996, and during his tenure, the Blue Devils led the nation in blocked shots during the 1995-96 campaign.  Prior to taking over at Central Connecticut, he served as an assistant coach at Washington State University from 1989 to 1991.

From 1985 to 1989, he was head coach at Western Oregon State University, guiding the Runnin’ Wolves to the 1989 West Division championship of NAIA District 2 and earning Northwest College Basketball Coach-of-the-Year honors.

He served as an assistant coach at Idaho State from 1979 to 1982, before being named head coach at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana.  He guided  Battlin’ Bears to a 1985  NAIA District 12 Regional championship and an NAIA National Tournament berth.

A national motivational speaker, he is the author of numerous books:  WHY WE WIN — Followership and Leadership Strategies for Team Success!, MY ESPN EASONS, REDWOODS — Spread Your Roots and Coach Your Team to Success!, WINNING IN OVERTIME: Championship Sales Strategies From a Championship Coach!” He also has published two children’s stories titled: Bucky’s Best Friend and A Boy Named Bucky.

Adams received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of Cincinnati in 1979 and earned a master’s degree in athletic administration from Idaho State University in 1980.

Living in Springboro, Ohio, Adams is married to his wife Judy and has four sons:  Luke (26), Patrick (18), Jimmy (18) and Robby (5).

About Mark Adams

Adams was a college basketball coach for 17 years. He was known as a program rebuilder who took over three different programs that were a combined 28-54 (.341) in the season prior to his arrival compared to his combined final season record at those same three schools of 59-32 (.648). His teams won two championships garnering Adams Coach of the Year honors in 1989 and national recognition.

Adams appears regularly on nationally televised college basketball games on ESPN as well as numerous appearances in studio. He is also a national motivational speaker, published author and was recently inducted into the Rocky Mountain College athletic Ring of Honor. He lives in Springboro, OH.

The Mark Adams File:

  • 1997 to present: President, EnthusiAdams, Inc.
  • 1996-2002: Sales Professional and Trainer, Dayton Technologies.
  • 1999-Present: National College Basketball Analyst on the ESPN family of networks.
  • Author of eight books, most recently, “WHY WE WIN- Followership and Leadership Strategies for Team Success!”, “MY ESPN SEASONS” “REDWOODS- Spread Your Roots and Coach Your Team to Success!”, “WINNING IN OVERTIME: Championship Sales Strategies From a Championship Coach!” and two children’s stories entitled, “Bucky’s Best Friend” and “A Boy Named Bucky”.
  • 1997-07: Host of “Flyer Feedback,” WHIO-AM, Dayton, OH
  • 1979-1996: College Basketball Coach including:
  • 1991-96: Head Coach, Central Connecticut State University (Led nation in blocked shots)
  • 1989-91 Assistant Coach at Washington State University
  • 1985-89 Head Coach at Western Oregon State University (West Division Champions)
  • 1982-85 Head Coach at Rocky Mountain College, Billings, Montana (Regional Champs and NAIA National Tournament Bid)
  • 1979-82 Assistant Coach at Idaho State University

Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from the University of Cincinnati in 1979 and Master of Science Degree in Athletic Administration from Idaho State University in 1980.

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